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Bio:Fiction Filmfestival about Synthetic Biology

The 1st Bio:Fiction Science, Art & Filmfestival aims to raise public awareness of synthetic biology and its ramifications for our daily life in the future. Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological systems not found in nature. Synthetic biology aims to create new forms of life for practical purposes. By applying engineering principles to biology, scientists will be able to design life forms very different from those obtained through breeding or traditional genetic engineering.

This initiative is designed to encourage filmmakers to share their cinematic visions of a present or future society shaped by synthetic biology. What is your view of a world with synthetic life forms? The approach is up to you - the filmmaker, scientist or artist - the entries can be based on science, fiction, or science fiction. Short films, animations and documentaries are all welcome. The main criterion is that synthetic biology has to be reflected somehow in the work, but how you do it is up to you.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Bio:Fiction Award - Short Fiction
  • Bio:Fiction Award - Documentary Film
  • Bio:Fiction Award - Animation
  • Online-Audience Award
  • Special Award of the Jury

(the prize money in each category will be announced soon)

On http://www.bio-fiction.com you will find more useful and inspiring information on synthetic biology, the entry form and the regulations of the film festival.
The nominated films will be presented in public at the festival event in Vienna, Austria, in May 2011. Finally, a Bio:Fiction Award ceremony will build the highlight of the festival.

The deadline for film entries is 15 July 2010.

There is no entry fee for submitting films.

NEST – New and Emerging Science and Technology – Events

Bio:Fiction Filmfestival about Synthetic Biology

The 1st Bio:Fiction Science, Art & Filmfestival aims to raise public awareness of synthetic biology and its ramifications for our daily life in the future. Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological systems not found in nature. Synthetic biology aims to create new forms of life for practical purposes. By applying engineering principles to biology, scientists will be able to design life forms very different from those obtained through breeding or traditional genetic engineering.

This initiative is designed to encourage filmmakers to share their cinematic visions of a present or future society shaped by synthetic biology. What is your view of a world with synthetic life forms? The approach is up to you - the filmmaker, scientist or artist - the entries can be based on science, fiction, or science fiction. Short films, animations and documentaries are all welcome. The main criterion is that synthetic biology has to be reflected somehow in the work, but how you do it is up to you.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Bio:Fiction Award - Short Fiction
  • Bio:Fiction Award - Documentary Film
  • Bio:Fiction Award - Animation
  • Online-Audience Award
  • Special Award of the Jury

(the prize money in each category will be announced soon)

On http://www.bio-fiction.com you will find more useful and inspiring information on synthetic biology, the entry form and the regulations of the film festival.
The nominated films will be presented in public at the festival event in Vienna, Austria, in May 2011. Finally, a Bio:Fiction Award ceremony will build the highlight of the festival.

The deadline for film entries is 15 July 2010.

There is no entry fee for submitting films.